Upcoming Events

Theology and Peace 2017 Conference – Embracing We-Centricity – May 22-25

Embracing We-Centricity: Practices that Nurture the Common Good

How do we transcend political rivalry and polarizing rhetoric? Join us in exploring spiritual practices that heal division and distrust.

MAY 22-25, 2017

TECHNY TOWERS, CHICAGO

…every time we relate to other people, we automatically inhabit a we-centric space, within which we exploit a series of implicit certainties about the other. This implicit and pre-theoritical, but at the same time contentful state enables us to directly understand what the other person is doing, why he or she is doing it, and how he or she feels about a specific situation.

~ Vittorio Gallese, “The Two Sides of Mimesis,” Mimesis and Science, 100.

PRESENTERS:
Sereta Richardson on Circle Processes
Brian Robinette and Father Martin Laird on Contemplative Practice
Jonathan Brenneman on Christian Peace Making and Activism
Sister Rose Pacatte on Watching Film as Spiritual Practice
Rev. Paul Nuechterlein on Covenanting
CW Harris on Liturgy Celebrating the Legacy of Gordon Cosby
James Warren — Mimetic Theory 101
Susan Wright — Bible Study on Biblical Wisdom Practices

Theology and Peace extends a special invitation to the Chicago Muslim community to participate.

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AstonRep’s Time Stands Still and post-show discussion – June 11

AstonRep's "Time Stands Still"

AstonRep’s Time Stands Still – Sunday, June 11 at 3:30 p.m.

This Jeff Recommended production of Time Stands Still examines the lives of one couple who are journalists and make a living out of documenting the horrors of war. When Sarah and her boyfriend, James, come back from covering the Iraq War, they are physically bruised and emotionally beaten. While they are recovering, their best friend, Richard, brings his new, young girlfriend to visit. Their burgeoning relationship makes James and Sarah examine their own relationship and way of life. Is it possible for two people who are used to living in dangerous conditions to carve out a normal life? Can they stay together amidst unspoken betrayals and conflicting ideals? Acclaimed playwright Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still answers these questions, while leaving unanswered qualms regarding the way America deals with war and tragedy coverage.

Suzanne Ross will lead a post show discussion of the production with members of the cast immediately following the performance. Enjoy her exploration of the play, Breaking Cover Stories: A Reflection on “Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies. Purchase your tickets for the show here.